I love to cook, especially baking. I often look at recipes as my muse rather than strict rules. While I normally just cook for small groups, I have also cooked 6 course meals for over 100 people. This is what taught me what rules must be followed when cooking and what ingredients may be played with.
My favorite things to cook
Baking cookies, desserts & homemade breads. Healthy meals. Holiday treats. Currently experimenting with more Thai and asian recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I learned to cook at my mother's side in the kitchen. She allowed me to play in her kitchen, making a mess but learning and laughing. Cooking is full of memories with me and my Mom. "Anything my mommy makes" will always be the answer to questions about my favorite food.
My cooking triumphs
Several multi-course medieval meals for 100-300 people.